Celestron recently released a very inexpensive ($49.95) digital microscope camera that captures video at 640x480 and stills a 2mpx. Here is an image captured with that low cost camera using a Premiere MRP-5000 microscope. It's the first time that I'd tried using helicon Focus with this new camera. I put this video up on Teacher Tube because at that low cost, I think many home school parents and teachers will be able to afford to finally start using a digital camera with their microscopes and that presents a great opportunity for Helicon Focus to grow.
Obviously, the image is not going to be the quality of that using an SLR. But, even so, it's a very intriging image and I intend to explore getting better at it. Since protozoa are transparent, I definitely will have to experience with the order of the images, top-to-bottom or bottom-to-top? And, it might be better NOT to go past 1/2 the depth. Any ideas?
Optical microscopes + digital photography
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